Worship Guide | 6/13/2021

There will be printed copies of the bulletin available at both services today.
The Worship Guide is also available in full at the bottom of this page, or
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9am outdoor service: Printed copies of our Sunday Bulletin will be available at the corner of Mulberry St. and First St. or from a welcome team member.
11:15am indoor service: Printed copies of our Sunday Bulletin will be available in the Sanctuary.

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Welcome

Call to Worship
Psalm 47:1-2, 5-8

Clap your hands, all peoples!
Shout to God with loud songs of joy!
For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared,
a great king over all the earth.
God has gone up with a shout,
the LORD with the sound of a trumpet.
Sing praises to God, sing praises!
Sing praises to our King, sing praises!
For God is the King of all the earth;
sing praises with a psalm!
God reigns over the nations;
God sits on his holy throne.

Hymn of Praise 290
Hail the Day That Sees Him Rise

Hail the day that sees him rise, Alleluia!
To his throne above the skies; Alleluia!
Christ, the Lamb for sinners giv’n, Alleluia!
Enters now the highest heav’n. Alleluia!

There for him high triumph waits; Alleluia!
Lift your heads, eternal gates, Alleluia!
He hath conquered death and sin, Alleluia!
Take the King of glory in! Alleluia!

See, he lifts his hands above! Alleluia!
See, he shows the prints of love! Alleluia!
Hark! His gracious lips bestow Alleluia!
Blessings on his church below. Alleluia!

Lord, beyond our mortal sight, Alleluia!
Raise our hearts to reach thy height; Alleluia!
There thy face unclouded see, Alleluia!
Find our heav’n of heav’ns in thee! Alleluia!

Affirmation of Faith
Heidelberg Q&A 49

How does Christ’s ascension to heaven benefit us?
First, he is our advocate in heaven
in the presence of his Father.

Second, we have our own flesh in heaven
as a sure pledge that Christ our head
will also take us, his members, up to himself.

Third, he sends his Spirit to us on earth
as a corresponding pledge.
By the Spirit’s power we seek not earthly things
but the things above, where Christ is,
sitting at God’s right hand.

Seating interlude

Baptism (11:15am)

Scripture Reading
Acts 2:29–39

“Brothers, I may say to you with confidence about the patriarch David that he both died and was buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Being therefore a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that he would set one of his descendants on his throne, he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption. This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses. Being therefore exalted at the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, he has poured out this that you yourselves are seeing and hearing. For David did not ascend into the heavens, but he himself says,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at my right hand,
until I make your enemies your footstool.”’

Let all the house of Israel therefore know for certain that God has made him both Lord and Christ, this Jesus whom you crucified.”

Now when they heard this they were cut to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?” And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is for you and for your children and for all who are far off, everyone whom the Lord our God calls to himself.”

Corporate Confession of Sin
Psalm 51:1–4

Have mercy on me, O God,
    according to your steadfast love;
according to your abundant mercy
    blot out my transgressions.
Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
    and cleanse me from my sin!
For I know my transgressions,
    and my sin is ever before me.
Against you, you only, have I sinned
    and done what is evil in your sight,
so that you may be justified in your words
    and blameless in your judgment.

Silent Confession

Words of Encouragement
Romans 5:1-2

Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

Westminster Shorter Catechism #86
What is faith in Jesus Christ?

Faith in Jesus Christ is a saving grace,
whereby we receive and rest upon him alone for salvation,
as he is offered to us in the gospel.

Hymn of Assurance
My Faith Has Found a Resting Place

My faith has found a resting place,
from guilt my soul is freed;
I trust the ever-living One,
his wounds for me shall plead.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
it is enough that Jesus died,
and that he died for me.

Enough for me that Jesus saves,
this ends my fear and doubt;
a sinful soul, I come to him,
he’ll never cast me out.
My heart is leaning on the Word,
the written Word of God,
salvation by my Savior’s name,
salvation thro’ his blood.

My great Physician heals the sick,
the lost he came to save;
for me his precious blood he shed,
for me his life he gave.
I need no other argument,
I need no other plea,
it is enough that Jesus died,
and that he died for me.

Pastoral Prayer

Worship Through Giving

Hymn of Preparation
May the Mind of Christ My Savior

May the mind of Christ my Savior live in me from day to day,
By his love and pow’r controlling all I do and say.

May the Word of God dwell richly in my heart from hour to hour,
So that all may see I triumph only through his pow’r.

May the peace of God my Father rule my life in everything,
That I may be calm to comfort sick and sorrowing.

May the love of Jesus fill me as the waters fill the sea;
Him exalting, self abasing, this is victory.

May his beauty rest upon me as I seek the lost to win,
And may they forget the channel, seeing only him.

Preaching of God’s Word
Elliott Everitt, Assistant Pastor
Philippians 2:5-11

[5] Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, [6] who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, [7] but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. [8] And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. [9] Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, [10] so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, [11] and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (ESV)

Hymn of Response
Jesus is Mine

Fade, fade, each earthly joy;
Jesus is mine.
Stronger than fleeting hopes,
Jesus is mine.
Dark is the wilderness,
Earth has no resting place,
Jesus alone can bless;
Jesus is mine.

In days of fragile peace,
Jesus is mine.
Through tearful nights of grief,
Jesus is mine.
His voice commands the storm,
His presence stills my soul,
He will sustain my hope;
Jesus is mine.

Jesus is mine, Jesus is mine,
When all else fails, He still remains;
Jesus is mine.

When on that final day,
Jesus is mine;
Before his radiant face,
Jesus is mine.
Safe in his arms I’ll cling,
Praising my Savior King,
Forevermore I’ll sing:
“Jesus is mine.”

Jesus is mine, Jesus is mine,
When all else fails, He still remains;
Jesus is mine.

Benediction


The sanctuary flowers are given today to the glory of God and in loving memory of Benjamin Hawkins by Kathy, Jason and Allison Hawkins.

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